The UPSC IAS Prelims exam is just about the corner. As you would know, it is scheduled to be held on June. So hope the students are have almost completed their Preparations for the UPSC Exams. The prelims exam is the first hurdle to cross in your race towards the IAS goal. Only if you get the cut-off marks in the preliminary stage, you will be eligible to take the UPSC mains in October this year. This article gives you 8 tips to help you better your performance in the UPSC prelims exam.
As you can see, both the prelims papers have negative marks for every wrong answers. So, it is important to have a strategy for attempting the prelims as you cannot take chances in it. Even with difference of one mark can you can loose an attempt. So, we give you a few UPSE Exam Best Preparation Tips that you can incorporate while answering the paper so as to maximize your chances.
Tip # 1:- Attempt a minimum of 80 questions. Otherwise, you will lose the chance of making it.
Tip #2: – Use your common sense! Out of the 100 questions, there would be around 50 questions that everybody can answer if prepared carefully. And, there would be around 20 that might be honestly called difficult. The remaining around 30 questions are those where you will have to use your knowledge and more importantly, common sense. You must not carry any preconceived philosophies into the exam hall. The UPSC is not a tough exam. It is an exam where you have to ‘apply’ yourselves.
Tip #3: – Read the questions very carefully. Notice words like none, all, few, etc. Take care to understand the question and what is asked with extreme sharpness. Don’t skim the question. Read every word with caution. This can make the difference between winning and losing.
Tip #4: – Read all the options carefully. A lot of candidates tend to avoid reading all the answers especially if he/she thinks that the first option is right. It is recommended that you read through all the options before fixing on an option.
Tip # 5:– Keep the question paper booklet at the right distance. Keeping it too far can lead to silly mistakes and keeping it too close can restrict your thought process and you may end up not being able to finish the paper.
Tip # 6: You must learn how to eliminate the wrong answers. This is very important to increase your chances of getting high marks. You can take help from best UPSC exam preparation institution.
Tip # 7: This tip should be used only as a ‘last resort’ in the prelims. Suppose towards the end of your attempt, there are around 10 questions which you have left because you are absolutely not sure of the answer. In this case, it is recommended that you mark the same option for all the ten questions. i.e. all A, all B, all C or all D. This will boost chances of your getting more marks. But remember this is only a last resort.
Tip # 8:– Be calm and composed in the exam hall. If you panic, you will not be able to recall even those things which you were very sure of. So, remain calm and focus only on the present. You will be able to do your best if you think with a peaceful mind.
Hope the above tips will help you in improving more for UPSC exam… All the Best.